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Hardwood83 last won the day on May 3 2016

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  1. Hardwood83

    (2020) PF Matt Cross

    I could see that and imagine that there is a decent chance of another scholarship or 2 opening by '21 too. A grad transfer PG would be a great fit for class balance too. I really like the in-state class for '21, but a bird in hand and all that. IMO, address the needs with the best players available, just don't reach for any projects.
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    Ed Schilling leaving

    I'm all for a top recruiter, but would prefer a top coach: X's & O's, player development, etc. Of course IU needs more talented players, but I'd love to see them fully maximize the talent they have for the first time in a long time. Really weary of the under-performing string we're on.
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    Ed Schilling leaving

    I haven't exactly been worried about the new Asst, but it does seem kinda curious it has taken so long. I don't know that it really matters to have the job open over the summer, but the way the last 3 years have gone my default position is definitely negative, so I assumed that no announcement = bad. Glad that will be wrapped up and hope it's a great hire.
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    FBI Corruption Investigation

    Romeo being paired with Zion is great news for IU actually. There is no chance, none, the NCAA pursues anything against Duke. There will be some dismissive remarks about Avenatti being a disreputable scumbag (no doubt true) and it will die quietly. The NCAA will then return to worshiping at it's shrine to Coach K.
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    (2020) SF Jordan Geronimo

    Like others have said, he seems like a really solid player and has a lot to like.....but sure seems an odd choice from a needs/depth perspective. Maybe he can reclassify to '19 and be on campus this weekend :)
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    2021 General Recruiting Thread

    Goode doesn't have an offer? I'm not too dialed into '21 yet, but that surprises me.
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    Season Predictions 2019-2020

    Non-con 7-4 , Conf 9-11, 0-1 BTT and no post season. for a grand total of 16-16. Leading scorer D. Green 16.2ppg B1G starting five: Phinisee, Green, Durham, Jackson, Davis. Hot take: As expected TJD is tough and competitive....but not all of the roster is. Hot take II: Archie appears to be in over his head, starts to lose the fan-base and it impacts recruiting. I've been very optimistic going into the last 3 seasons and obviously have been dead wrong, so I hope I am again, but honestly, this is what I see from this team. Unproven (TJD, Hunter, Franklin) inconsistent (Green, Smith) injury-prone (Phin & Race) or unimpressive (Anderson) I am encouraged by other upbeat posts, but being objective, IU isn't an especially talented team and Archie has been below average so far in his tenure. The conference is still tough too.
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    2020 General Recruiting Thread

    Hmmm, I'm certainly not against taking Cross, but it seems odd when a PG and Big seem like much greater needs, at least to me.
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    2019 Off-Season IU Roster News and Moves

    ^^^ This. Not bashing, it's just observation. He has lots of tools, but hasn't been able to build anything with them. Here's hoping 3rd year is the charm.
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    2019 Off-Season IU Roster News and Moves

    I want to believe! The last 3 seasons have been worse then the first few Crean years, because I knew IU would suck then. Having talent and completely floundering gets old fast. So I'm ready to get rid of the taste of abject failure and disappointment. Bring on exceeding expectations! I like Stuhoo's line-up. If Hunter is healthy there is real potential. IMO the more Smith plays the less IU wins, unless he has improved 486%.
  11. Hardwood83

    B10 Basketball Recruiting Thread

    Wow I can only imagine the angst and wailing if IU signed a transfer from D3. I'm sure this kid is a real nice ball-player and could tear it up at the YMCA summer league, but it's a big jump to the B1G.
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    (2020) SG Anthony Leal to IU

    My thoughts exactly (so it must be right!) get a solid back-up PG for a year and a Big (Loveday would be great, IMO) along with Leal and Galloway and I call this class a huge success.
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    (2020) SG Anthony Leal to IU

    I'm visual so I put it in a graph:
  14. Hardwood83

    Ed Schilling leaving

    Neither does IU :(
  15. Hardwood83

    (2021) C Javonte Brown-Ferguson

    Old adage "you can't teach height" is my guess. Maybe he's a plan C after Loveday and Garcia?